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Community & School Liaison

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks a passionate arts professional to join its team as a Community & School Liaison. This dynamic role is responsible for sustaining, cultivating, and managing CMA’s community and school-based partnerships and related budgets. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing the logistics and educational programming of CMA’s school & community partnerships and school residencies, including youth programs through CMA’s gallery visit program, ‘Inclusives’ program for children on the Autism spectrum, and artist residencies in over 21 Title 1 Schools.

The Community & School Liaison will serve as the primary point of contact among the partner sites and provide key administrative support and reporting. Programs include in-school, after school, virtual, and grant funded programming with community-based organizations serving families throughout New York City and on CMA’s digital commons, The Look Make Show. This position is a key partner and collaborator in the creation, design and implementation of programs across the five-boroughs.

The Community & School Liaison will collaborate closely with a passionate, talented team and help re-envision New York City as CMA’s studio. The role will collaborate on CMA’s free experimental arts programming across the city including our two annual Block Parties, Open Studios at Trinity Commons, and Peacetime drawing sessions in Times Square. This position is responsible for supervising Teaching Artists to implement a diverse portfolio of programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

— Cultivate new partnerships and grow established partnerships with schools and community-based organizations

— Recruit Teaching Artists and coordinate partnership schedules

— Manage program finances, including invoicing and tracking expenses

— Develop curriculum and scheduling with CMA Teaching Artists including art material orders for each program

— Support CMA’s Gallery Partnership program

— Support development team on special projects and administrative reporting for grant-funded programs

— Manage program assessment and demographic tracking

— General administrative support, as needed

Qualifications:

— Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

— Minimum of 3 years direct experience in the field

— Proficiency in at least one language, in addition to English, is preferred

— Knowledge of NYC school system and/or CASA/CII initiatives

— Demonstrated knowledge in current evaluation and audience research methods

— Strong writing skills and experience developing arts curricula

— Superb communication and interpersonal skills

— Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with keen attention to detail

— Experience with budgets and financial documentation

— Creative problem solver

Work Schedule: This is a year-round, full time, exempt position with a five day a week schedule, (Monday-Friday) There are occasional evening or weekend programs.

This position reports to the Director of External Affairs and Assistant Director Institutional Giving. The salary range is $55,000 to $70,000.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to hr@cmany.org with the subject line: “Last Name – Community & School Liaison

Children’s Museum of the Arts seeks to hire staff members who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. All positions at CMA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, employment status, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Artist Instructor, School Partnerships

Description & Qualifications

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) seeks practicing artists with experience teaching students ages 4-15 for in-person part-time seasonal teaching opportunities with public and private schools or community-based organizations.

CMA Artist Instructors uphold CMA’s mission by providing engaging learning opportunities through the arts for students in school settings and within community-based organizations. After receiving comprehensive training in stop-motion animation and curriculum development, the Artist Instructor will provide in-person media arts programming to school-aged students.

Under the supervision of the Community & School Liaison, the Artist Instructor will have the following responsibilities:

— Lead in-person lessons in the media arts, particularly stop-motion animation, to children, including those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other social disabilities, children with physical disabilities, children with developmental or learning disabilities, or those who primarily speak another language.

— Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to making their own works of art.

— Design and implement age-appropriate, multi-sensory, and sequential curriculum based on CMA’s pedagogy Look, Make, Share.

— Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure.

— Motivate students by using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them.

— Submit curriculum, reflections, visual documentation, and any other required paperwork to CMA Programs Staff by a required due date.

— Communicate effectively with Programs Staff and follow all CMA procedures.

— Participate in professional development training and meetings as required.

Ideal Candidates Will:

— Have a minimum one year’s experience teaching art to children in a classroom setting

— Experience teaching art to children with disabilities or in another language is a plus

— Have some experience adjusting and augmenting in-person methods to virtual instruction, as needed

— Have experience scaffolding and pacing instruction for a variety of ages, developmental abilities, and prior art-making experience

— Have the ability to write and implement sequential arts lessons as a part of curriculum design, embedded with complimentary classroom management and inclusion strategies

— Be comfortable teaching a range of grades in one day

— Be eager to learn and incorporate CMA pedagogy, as well as new tools, equipment and techniques

— Have excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to work effectively with educators, as well as with diverse groups of students

— Have the drive to solve problems creatively and independently

— Prior to the first day of teaching, Artist Instructors are required to complete a background check and fingerprinting clearance with the New York City Department of Education. Candidates who already have clearance are preferred.

— Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required

— BA or BFA in Studio Art, Fine Art, Art Education, or related field preferred

This is an hourly, part-time position with a starting rate of $36 / hour based on experience.

How to Apply

Please submit required materials to the New Teaching Artist Form

Children’s Museum of the Arts seeks to hire staff members who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. All positions at CMA are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, employment status, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

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